The Mix and Match Set of 3 Samples comes nestled in a little gold box, with the description cards separate. I got two of these boxes with London Fog, Decadence & Debauchery, Coyote, Bollywood, November in the Temperate Deciduous Forest, and Winter Kitty.
For me the stand outs were London Fog, November and Winter Kitty. I will absolutely be purchasing them in their full sizes at some point in the near future.
Scents can be incredibly hard to describe, and perfumes can smell quite different on different individuals because of varying body chemistry. With that in mind I won't be spending very much time here telling you about how these smell to me. I'm a firm believer in testing out perfumes on your own skin before committing to a full size bottle. However, I'll speak briefly about the scents that I fell in love with.
London Fog smells just like a warm cup of Earl Grey tea with milk and sugar. It's quite sweet smelling and of my three favorites here it's the one that fades the fastest. Because it is not very strong it doesn't have the cloyingly sweet quality a lot of gourmand perfumes can have. It smells clean and fresh and kind of creamy. It's very uncomplicated; if you love Early Grey then you'll love London Fog.
November in the Temperate Deciduous Forest
November is tied with Winter Kitty as my favorite item from this order. I love this scent. To me it absolutely invokes all the things that I love about its namesake month. It has a distinct sweet tea note (much like London Fog) but with a decidedly smokier, earthier quality where London Fog is more creamy and bright. November is how I'd hope my cabin in the woods would smell; dark and intriguing, but also warm and inviting.
Winter Kitty was the absolute surprise of my order. Strangely enough, the thing that Winter Kitty reminds me of the most is a crowded place; The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. The Fair is one of my favorite places in the world. It's mildly chilly on the fake streets of London, but everyone is dressed in appropriate Victorian layers to keep warm. The air smells faintly like the candied almonds that they sell near the front and meat pies and of a fiery hearth and evergreen. Winter Kitty doesn't smell exactly the same as all that, but it invokes the feeling of being in a similar space, and it's comforting and cozy with a little burst of coolness. I wasn't expecting to love Winter Kitty this much, but it's so true to its description, I find it impossible to resist.